Office of Parking and Transportation to Close July 25

Due to a divisional retreat, the Office of Parking and Transportation will close at noon on Friday, July 25.

Rensselaer Researchers Develop New Method of Fatty Acid Production Via Dynamic Regulation

A team of Rensselaer researchers led by metabolic engineer Mattheos Koffas has developed a technique to more efficiently produce large quantities of the fatty acids that form the basis of compounds used in biofuels, medicine, and commodity chemical production.

3-D Printed Tissues Advance Stem Cell Research

Troy, N.Y. – Tissue engineering and vascular biology expert Guohao Dai, assistant professor in Rensselaer's Department of Biomedical Engineering, recently won a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dai will use the five-year, $440,000 grant to advance his research into bio-fabricating human tissues with 3-D cell printing technology.

21st Annual Hockey Alumni and Friends Golf Outing Scheduled

Monday, August 11, 2014 11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Where: Off-campus (see description)
Description: RPI Hockey fans are invited to join us at Shaker Ridge Country Club in Albany for this annual outing at Shaker Ridge Country Club. Come spend time with our student-athletes and staff while enjoying a day with other supporters of RPI Hockey.

Dr. Jackson Announces Resignation of Dr. Timothy Sams

In this recent memo to the campus community, Dr. Jackson announces the resignation of Dr. Timothy Sams as vice president for student life, effective October 10, 2014. Dr. Sams has accepted the position of Vice President for Student Development at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.

PBS/WMHT-TV's AHA! to Highlight Kagan's Summer Exhibition at Hyde

On Wednesday, July 30 at 7:30pm, The Hyde Collection and its summer exhibition Larry Kagan: Lying Shadows will be highlighted on PBS/WMHT-TV's AHA! program, which features stories about artists, makers, and creative institutions in our region and across the country.

Women's Tennis Earns Academic Accolades

The Rensselaer women's tennis team earned Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team recognition and four RPI student-athletes have been named ITA Scholar Athletes. The Engineers qualified as a team with their 3.20 cumulative grade point average, led by Emily Aaldenberg, Emily Laurilliard, Angelika Rothberg and Katie Russell.  

RPI In The News: President George Low's Role in Moon Walk Recalled

July 19, 2014 | via: Troy Record - Forty-five years ago, on July 20, 1969, when man first landed on the moon, former Rensselaer president George M. Low had a hand in planning the giant step for mankind. Low, who joined the National Aeronautics Space Administration soon after its formation in 1958, was chairman of Manned Lunar Landing Task Group, which investigated technical and planning requirements for the mission and provided technical background for President Kennedy's decision to promise a manned moon landing by the end of the 1960s.

Public Observing Continues at Hirsch Observatory

Saturday, August 9, 2014 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: Hirsch Observatory, Jonsson-Rowland Science Center
Description: Every Saturday night from 8-10pm, the Rensselaer Astrophysical Society presents and hosts public observing at the Hirsch Observatory on top of the Johnson-Rowland Science Center. Come observe the stars, planets, galaxies, and other astronomical sights!

RPI In The News: Q&A with Shekhar Garde

July 19, 2014 | via: New York Times - Shekhar Garde is an Indian-born chemical engineer at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He studies the role of water in the creation of life and is a pioneer in animating molecular dynamics, producing a 3-D Imax film called “Molecules to the Max.”